[Chugalug] DevChatt

Christopher Rimondi chris.rimondi at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 13:40:16 UTC 2013


I'd like to contribute. Perhaps I can add something to the security/DNS
discussion. Just did a presentation on DNSSEC that I could add a bit to.
Also willing to volunteer if need be.

Chris


On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 8:36 AM, Rod-Lists <rod-lists at epbfi.com> wrote:

> so your saying we shouldn't reach to the community at large?
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> >
> > I agree with Mike, if it's called "DevChatt" or anything such thing -
> > it's going to attract DEVelopers - not "normal people".
> >
> >
> > Maybe you could have a super-basic "Security 101" talk just for
> > people who are the closest thing their office has to an IT person,
> > even though they don't really know anything about IT. Or for the "My
> > Office made me come here and I don't know why" crowd. Or, for CEOs
> > and other execs who don't know diddly.
> >
> > So, I guess what I am suggesting is make it just one class/session -
> > not a whole track.
> >
> >
> >
> > - Chad W. Smith
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Mike Harrison < cluon at geeklabs.com >
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sun, 6 Jan 2013, Rod-Lists wrote:
> >
> >
> > We need a EFF style track with an emphasis security for normal
> > people.
> >
> > Just before Christmas I was in Jacksonville Florida hanging with some
> > upper middle class "normal" people, including a friend that does a
> > lot of international business but is not techno-savvy (not like
> > Phil).
> >
> > I'd been polite for a few hours.. but had drank a lot of coffee
> > and was wound up when they started asking me about online security.
> > I think (not sure) a couple of them had had "identity theft" issues,
> > which is the politically correct term for "I'm ignorant of the tools
> > I am using and their implications and got burned".
> >
> > I asked them my most basic question:
> >
> > "How many of you have your credit card information on your computer
> > so you can cut and paste it into websites when you buy things...
> > probably with all your secret question answers and other info..."
> >
> > A couple of looks of instant awareness and connections made... and 2
> > hands started to raise triggered my "Windows is not secure" and
> > other rants..
> >
> > Luckily, my lovely wife broke my ensuring rant and remembered we
> > needed to be somewhere else soon.
> >
> > My point is: We geeks (including people who just know what operating
> > system they are using... ) tend to not hang with "normal" people,
> > and
> > anyone attending DevChat or a similar event would not qualify as
> > "normal".
> >
> > A security track is a GREAT idea.. but the audience will not be the
> > mundane normal people. I do think it might be funny to do a short
> > bit on:
> >
> > "How to properly explain security to your non-technical co-workers,
> > employers, friends and family."
> >
> > With a handout using stick figures and short common words.
> >
> >
> >
> > --Mike--
> >
> >
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